OUR TEAM

OVER THE LAST DECADE, WE'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MANUFACTURE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF PRODUCTS IN MANY DIFFERENT MARKETS. WE SPECIALIZE IN ELASTOMER MANUFACTURING AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND CLIMBING.

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AZIZ ADILOV

Accountant

Aziz Adilov, has more than 10 years of progressive accounting and financial experience working in various companies in Denver metro area and overseas.With strong knowledge of cash and accrual accounting systems, Aziz has been responsible for managing accounting and finances in retail, property management, construction management and manufacturing industries. He has experience in all aspects of financial forecasting, resource allocation, budgeting, accounting and control. Aziz is heavily involved in maintaining various ERP systems throughout his career. In 2013, Aziz joined Aragon Elastomers helping the company with transformation and growth. Aziz Adilov holds a Master of Business Administration and B.A. degree in International Business from Colorado Heights University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Tashkent State Technical University.

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PATRICK RYAN

Order Fulfillment Manager

Patrick Ryan, with more than 7 years of customer service experience, is the Order Fulfillment Manager at Aragon Elastomers.In this role, Patrick coordinates a team providing all aspects of order fulfillment, including purchase order receiving, production scheduling, packaging, shipping and customer service. Before joining Aragon Elastomers in 2010, Patrick worked for a diverse range of organizations, including small business startups, large corporations and private/government healthcare agencies.

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LEE HANSON

Owner

Lee graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Chemical Engineering.  He went on to work in technical sales for Unocal, Rogers Corporation, and then Ciba-Geigy Corporation.  In 1996 he decided to start his own material science company called The Hanson Group, LLC - a specialty raw material business catering to customers in the coatings, adhesives, and plastics business. Over the past two decades the company has evolved to provide formulated systems – combining raw materials and personalizing properties of chemicals to create a finished product ready for consumer use.  Today, The Hanson Group manufactures products for the sporting goods industry, military, aerospace, DIY, boating, automotive, mining and industrial markets.

Aragon was acquired in 2010 by The Hanson Group, LLC. This acquisition created an even stronger force behind the Aragon chemical expertise. The Hanson Group specializes in polyurethanes and polyurea technology. They bring not only strength in knowledge but additional offerings to the climbing industry. 

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CAITLIN GOUWS

Marketing

Caitlin is a graduate of Georgia Tech who worked at Spanx and Turner Broadcasting before joining her family's company, The Hanson Group.  Caitlin manages the marketing of The Hanson Group, Guardian Sports and Aragon Elastomers.

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TONY PLAGMAN

Sales & Brand Management

Tony is a graduate of Georgia Tech who pursued a professional baseball career but left to start his career in sales.  He was hired as a sales manager at Guardian Sports and now manages half of the country.  Tony moved to Colorado to cover the west coast for Guardian and is now also overseeing brand management and sales at Aragon Elastomers.

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CHRIS CARTER

Engineer

Chris Carter is a graduate of the University of Colorado, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Chris joined Aragon Elastomers in 2010 working as the plant manager and engineer. Some of his responsibilities include improving the plants efficiencies, new product development, and 3D CAD design. Chris has been an integral part of the advancement and growth in the plant systems, manufacturing process and new and current products for Aragon.

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CHUCK DEMARIST

Consultant

Chuck is a Polymer Scientist and Physicist. Over the last 44 years, Chuck has held positions of director, president, founder, vice president of research and development, treasurer, investor, and advisor to manufacturing companies, technology businesses, nonprofit and trade associations, and the U.S. government.

In 40+ years of work with polyurethane foams and elastomers, Mr. Demarest has created over 2,000 polyurethane formulations for purposes as varied as artificial hands for amputees, skateboard wheels, shock absorbers for bicycle forks, and ski boots. He has been sought as a consultant to assist with a wide variety of challenging engineering issues related to elastomers, from acoustics, to environmental concerns, to unique strength opportunities provided by certain formulations.

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